While Congressional leaders continue to talk about ‘progress’, they have not publicly announced an impending deal – which, if isn’t announced on Thursday – allowing a day to draft – won’t get passed by the Friday deadline.

“I’m hopeful, and I talked to the speaker this morning. She thinks we’re making real progress,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) in a Thursday morning appearance on MSNBC. “Hopefully, we will get to an agreement today.”



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